Airport Ciampino in Rome

Airport Bus Rome – Ciampino

The second biggest international airport of Rome, Ciampino, is also known under the name of ‘G. B. Pastine’. It is located 12 km southeast of the Italian capital. In 2017 it recorded traffic of almost 6 000 000 passengers.

Public transport: Although it is a smaller airport, it has good connections with Rome city center, more specifically with the Rome Termini station, right next to the worldwide famous Colloseum. Among public transportation, you can choose between train, regular bus or a shuttle bus.

Airport shuttle bus: Shuttle bus company SIT bus provides a regular daily connection between Rome Ciampino Airport and Rome Termini train station. The journey usually takes between 35 and 55 minutes, depending on traffic. Tickets can be bought on board or online:

Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome

Rome to Rome Ciampino Airport

Train: There is a train station at Ciampino, it is just not directly at the airport. To get there you ought to take one of the Cotral/Schiaffini buses from the airport which depart every 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 1,00 € per direction. The drive takes only 5 minutes and, once on the train station, take the train to the Termini station for a ticket of 1,50 €. You will be there in 15 minutes.

Bus: Many buses drive from the airport directly to the Rome’s Termini station. Since there is no much difference in price, avoid booking online and buy the ticket on the spot for any bus which seems to leave the soonest. Most of the journeys take approximately 40 minutes, depending on the season and the traffic.

  • ATRAL Bus: This company connects the airport with Termini, but also has a connection with Anagnina via Campino station for 1,20 € (Anagnina is the terminus of metro A line; one can take a train from Ciampino station to Termini). However, the station is rather far from the airport and then one would have to wait for the next train to Rome (1.50 €), with the only option of getting off at Termini. A single one way bus ticket costs 3,90 €.
  • Terravision shuttle: the ticket is 4,00 € per person, the shuttle operates on the route from 05:35 to 23:00. It is recommended not to buy tickets online because the buses may come too late or you could lose a spot due to big crowd.
  • ATAC bus 720: go outside the airport, go to Via dell’Aeroscalo (300 m away) and find the 720 bus station. The bus runs once or twice an hour, never after 08:00 p.m. and never on Sundays, but it takes you to metro B station Laurentina. From there you can use the same ATAC ticket validated on the bus (1,50 €) and take the metro to the city centre.

Taxi services: Official Rome taxis connect the airport to Rome for the fixed fare of 30,00 €. To avoid bad surprises, immediately recommend the driver you are aware of the fixed price, which is valid for up to 4 people and luggage.

Colosseum in Rome

Transfer: You have few companies providing transfers from the Ciampino airport, unfortunately there is always a possibility that your transfer does not show up or comes too late, so you should be careful when booking a door-to-door transfer. Also, the prices are the same as taxing a taxi (about 30,00 €), which at least is more reliable.

Renting a car at Ciampino airport: If you prefer reaching and exploring the city by yourself, you should rent a car online or do it on the spot: most of the car-rental companies are situated in the south area of the airport and the prices start from 65,00 €.

Renting a bus at Ciampino airport: If you planned a holiday with a larger group of friends or relatives, one car may not be enough so you should consider renting a bus.

From CIA to Fiumicino Airport: In case you need a transfer between the two airports, you can use Rome Shuttle, which takes you to your terminal in about 30 min (40 km of distance).

  • The prices are set per vehicle, not per person: 48,00 € (up to 4 people), 70,00 € (up to 8 people) and 150,00 € (up to 16 passengers).
  • The luggage fee is included in the price.
Airport Express

You can also take a taxi, which will cost approximately 80,00 € for a 50-minute journey.

If you prefer public transport, first go from Ciampino airport to Rome’s Termini station and from there take a bus to the Fiumicino airport.

From CIA to Civitavecchia Cruise Port: Civitavecchia is a medium size town about 80 km northwest of Rome and a major ferry port as well as cruise ship port. Since there are no direct lines between the port and the airport, using public transportation you can reach the port in two steps: first take the shuttle, local bus or train from CIA to Termini station and then take the direct train to Civitavecchia. It will take you approximately 2-3 hours for entire journey and it should not cost more than 10,00 € for the whole trip.

FAQ – bus and transport from Ciampino airport

Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

A: No, there are many bus and train lines running until midnight, but in case you miss all of them, you can take a cab for a reasonable price of 30,00 € (it is a fixed fare, don’t let yourself get robbed).

Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?

A: Of course, you can find (and even book online in advance) hotels like Villa Giulia or Albergo Laura within a 500 m distance from the airport. They offer reasonable prices, free Wi-Fi and full service and room equipment.

Q: I would like to spend one day in Rome in between flights. Is that possible?

A: Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take the bus or train which take you directly from the airport to the city centre and is the most convenient way of transportation. Also, if you don’t feel like dragging your luggage around, unfortunately you cannot leave it at the airport since there is no luggage storage, but there is one at the Termini station which can serve you.

altare della patria with italian flags

Q: I am continuing my journey outside Rome. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?

A: Yes, there are several direct buses from Rome Ciampino to other Italian cities. You can buy your ticket directly on Getbybus:

Rome Ciampino to Naples Rome Ciampino to Ancona Rome Ciampino to L’Aquila
Rome Ciampino to Macerata Rome Ciampino to Caserta Rome Ciampino to Porto d’Ascoli

Q: Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

A: Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.

  19Comments

  1. Tim   •  

    Can I buy tickets directly from the bus and train or how do i buy tickets?

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Tim,

      for the bus you are able to buy it from the driver, for the train there you will have to check when you are at the station, but I would assume there is ticket machines on the station, so bring some smaller Euro coins!

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  2. Tim   •  

    Thanks for the answear. Can I buy tickets from the driver in the ATAC bus 720 too?

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Tim,

      I am not sure if you can buy from the driver, but my guess would be yes.

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  3. Sheila Mellor   •  

    Hi I’m trying to find a way from either airport in rome (flights ot booked yet) to rocarasso skiing resort this Sun 18th Feb & the flight does not arrive till 19:10, is it possible in public transport at that time?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sheila,

      First you need to take a bus shuttle to Roma Termini station, the bus leaves at 20:00 from the airport. Then you take a regional train from Roma Termini to Roccarasso, however, there’s only one departure daily and you can only take the train on the following day (19/02) and it departs from Roma Termini at 16:45. So, my advice is to find an accommodation for an overnight stay because this is the only possible solution if you want to get to Roccarasso by public transport.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Sandra Rogers   •  

    I wish to travel from Rome Ciampino Airport to L`Angoletti hotel in Ciampino. Is there any public transport to get there

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sandra,

      What I suggest is taking a train from Rome Ciampino Airport to Ciampino Railway Station. Trains depart every 20-30 mintues and it takes around 5 minutes to reach the station.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. Beatrice Ley   •  

    Does the three zone CIRS ticket allow you to take bus 720 to Ciampino airport.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Beatrice,

      CIRS ticket is valid for regional trains to Rome Ciampino and Fiumicino Airport.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. James Burke   •  

    Prontobusitalia (prontobusitalia.it), an Abruzzo bus company, runs a regular service that stops at both CIA and FCO and continues onward to Civitavecchia. Schedule and costs are posted on their website, in English, and tickets can be purchased online.

  7. Michelle Meehan   •  

    hello, is there a shuttle bus between Ciampino train station and the airport, or is it best to get a taxi?

    thank you 🙂

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Michelle,

      There’s no shuttle bus to Ciampino train station, but since it is located only 5km from Ciampino Airport it is best to just get a taxi.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  8. Natalia Carta   •  

    How do
    You buy tickets for the atral bus? & the metro? Thanks x

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Natalia,

      Tickets for the ATRAL bus can be bought in the ticket office inside the Arrivals area or directly on board.
      Rome-Ciampino Airport is not connected with the city by metro line, but metro tickets can be bought from ticket machines in metro stations.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. Alexandra   •  

    Hi,

    the fixed price of 30 EUR for taxi from Ciampino Airport to city center is for Termini station only or to any destination in the city center? I am staying at Town House 62, Via Cicerone, 62, 00193.

    Thank you!

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Alexandra,

      I suggest to book a transfer in advance which has a fixed price. That way you’ll avoid getting overcharged which might be the case with taxis.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  10. Jack Wallace   •  

    Hi, Whats the best way to get from Ciampino Airport to Via Oderisi da Gubbio 18 Gianicolenese

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Jack,

      I suggest you take the local bus line 720 to Ardeatina/Cecchignola and then transfer to bus line 766 and exit at Piazza della Radio. From there you have 4 min walk to Via Oderisi da Gubbio.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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